France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.06%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.06%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Utilities , Consumer Goods and Healthcare sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 declined 0.06%, while the SBF 120 index declined 0.06%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ), which rose 2.81% or 0.805 points to trade at 29.485 at the close. Compagnie de Saint Gobain SA (PA: SGOB ) added 1.68% or 0.73 points to end at 44.10 and Peugeot SA (PA: PEUP ) was up 1.43% or 0.29 points to 20.54 in late trade.

Biggest losers included L’Oreal SA (PA: OREP ), which lost 2.51% or 5.25 points to trade at 203.94 in late trade. Pernod Ricard SA (PA: PERP ) declined 1.77% or 2.55 points to end at 141.45 and Carrefour SA (PA: CARR ) shed 1.56% or 0.24 points to 15.18.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Neopost (PA: NPOS ) which rose 3.50% to 23.08, Eramet (PA: ERMT ) which was up 3.12% to settle at 139.31 and ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ) which gained 2.81% to close at 29.485.

The worst performers were Casino Guichard (PA: CASP ) which was down 3.85% to 33.97 in late trade, L’Oreal SA (PA: OREP ) which lost 2.51% to settle at 203.94 and Electricite de France SA (PA: EDF ) which was down 2.36% to 11.15 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 306 to 259 and 102 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 0.59% to 13.65.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.09% or 1.20 to $1303.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 1.31% or 0.86 to hit $64.66 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 0.64% or 0.48 to trade at $74.90 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.57% to 1.1780, while EUR/GBP rose 0.39% to 0.8781.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.32% at 93.55.

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